Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh has voiced deep concern over the second nuclear test and the launching of a long-range ballistic missile recently by North Korea.

“Such action is not conducive to maintenance of peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and East Asia in general,” a Foreign
Ministry press statement said in the capital, Dhaka on Thursday.

Bangladesh strongly supports stability and peaceful coexistence of neighbors in all regions, and hopes the NNPT, the CTBT and the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions would be adhered to by the parties concerned in the Korean Peninsula, the statement added.

Bangladesh hopes that all disputes in the Korean Peninsula would be resolved amicably.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-05June09-12:55 am (BST)